Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

Summary: The private sector makes billions in revenue through sales of its covert technologies to state agencies. But what can the technology actually do?

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  • The Gamma Group has a variety of videos that demonstrate how it can monitor targets through a range of products.

    The FinIntrusion Kit can, using public Wi-Fi, access usernames and passwords of targets checking email, logging into websites, social networks and forums.

  • It is not clear how this works, but one suspects it involves software-based deep-packet inspection, that can then be used to access the private data.

    The software gives its headquarters access to all of the captured accounts.

  • FinSpy demonstrates how the 'target' can be having a Skype conversation, but allows its headquarters full access to the target's system. This includes the video camera if one is available, any chat messages that are sent and received.

    Truecrypt, the popular open-source encryption software, is also used in this video

Topics: Social Enterprise, Apple, Browser, Collaboration, Google

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  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    Well, some very old advice works here: If you don't want anyone to see it, do not put it on the internet. EVERY IP your data goes thru (up to 30, sometimes) is a potential place to sniff out data by anyone at every one of those nodes. It isn't the police most of you should worry about.
    tom@...
  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    Seems like a great way to waste taxpayer dollars.
    nshampo
  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    Go Bonkers with this folks! Who cares if all the ice caps melt, and say, we DIE!!
    nbaztec
  • Jeez, I hope they don't find out...

    I am an EAA member, read library books, *and* have three bank accounts :-o
    What the ...!
  • RE: Skype monitoring, Gmail hacks, and fake iTunes updates: How 'spy agencies' track you

    That's it! I am going to find a way to encode all of my communications using Valley Girl talk.
    josmyth